An east Texas elementary school teacher has been arrested on five counts of possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute.
Fabrizio Olague, a dyslexia interventionist for Chapel Hill ISD students from kindergarten through third grade, was arrested by Texas Department of Public Safety officers on Monday during a teacher conference in Plano.
The arrest followed an investigation by the Montgomery County district attorney’s office and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, where a Montgomery County detective posed as a minor and conversed with Olague. The Montgomery County constable’s office told the Tyler Morning Telegraph that the investigation has found no evidence of Olague victimizing students.
“Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our students,” said Martin Ibarra, CHISD’s Board of Trustees president, in a statement earlier this week. “We take these allegations very seriously, and we’re fully cooperating with authorities.”
Olague is currently being held at the Collin County Jail on five counts of possession of child pornography with intent to promote. His bail is set at $500,000.
Possession of child pornography with intent to promote is a second-degree felony in Texas, punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.